Tupira Surf Club

Explore the serene beauty of Tupira Surf Club, perfectly situated along the peaceful Ulingan Bay in Madang Province, Papua New Guinea. This authentic beachfront guesthouse boasts stunning views of Tupira Right, the dream set up for surfers. Designed with simplicity and comfort in mind, Tupira Surf Club promises a restorative stay in a pristine, tropical setting. 

Ulingan Bay is celebrated as a top surf destination, known for its mellow waves that cater to both intermediate and advanced level surfers. A surf management plan limits the number of surfers to ensure an exclusive experience, with a cap of 20 in the wider area and 12 at Tupira Surf Club itself. 

As a community-run establishment, Tupira Surf Club is distinguished by its warm and committed staff, dedicated to making each guest’s stay exceptionally memorable. Whether you’re seeking a true surfing adventure or a tranquil retreat by the beach, Tupira Surf Club stands as a unique and secluded escape in Papua New Guinea. 

January to April, October to December
All Levels
Fishing, Beaches, Nature, Culture, Snorkeling
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Accommodating up to 12 guests, Tupira Surf Club features 6 twin-share rooms in the main guesthouse designed with high, thatched roofs promoting fresh airflow and bright, sunlit interiors. Its seaside location means you can enjoy the cool ocean breeze and fall asleep to the soothing sound of the waves. The guesthouse has running water pumped from natural springs, providing you with fresh water for showers, as well as two septic toilets and generators for electricity.

For surfers who prefer added privacy, the two-bedroom bungalow presents an ideal option for small groups, couples or families, complete with a private balcony and bathroom. 


At Tupira Surf Club, guests can enjoy a variety of delicious meals prepared with fresh fruit and vegetables, organically raised chickens, freshly caught Yellowfin Tuna, Red Emperor, Giant Trevally and Snapper, and the occasional BBQ feast. 

The kitchen staff always put on an impressive spread, exactly what you need after a long day in the surf. At Tupira Surf Club, there is also a fully licensed bar serving cold beer and spirits, as well as a range of soft drinks and bottled water. 

Surf Tupira Surf Club

Tupira Surf Lodge is situated in a part of Papua New Guinea that is gradually emerging as a vibrant surfing destination, with each season bringing the discovery of new and uncrowded surf breaks. 

The best time of year to surf at Tupira Surf Club is during the north swell season, which spans from early October to April. During this period, the region benefits from consistent swells that produce a variety of set ups suitable for all levels. 

Surf management plans are in place to preserve the quality of the surf experience for guests at Tupira Surf Club. These plans limit the number of surfers in the broader Ulingan Bay area to a maximum of 20 and restrict guest numbers to just 12. This approach guarantees more waves per surfer and helps maintain the intimate and uncrowded nature of the surfing experience at Tupira. 

In addition to the favorable swell conditions and the management plans, Tupira Surf Club’s commitment to the local community and respect for traditional land custodianship adds to its appeal. Tupira Surf Club operates in harmony with local villages, ensuring that surfing at Tupira is sustainable and benefits both guests and residents alike. 


Tupira Right

A super fun wave directly out the front of Tupira Surf Club. As a north swell magnet, it’s one of the most consistent waves in the region. A reliable wave that offers barrels or cruisy waves for a longboard.

Suaru Left and Right

These breaks are in an incredible location, with a fast right on the north side of the village and a classic outer-reef left. Normally double the size of Tupira, the left-hander breaks over shallow reef and is fun at 3 ft, or closely resembles an Indonesian reef break in bigger swells. Expect barrels and 100 m rides and long stretched-out walls down the line. All this with picturesque views of the bay and the volcano behind.


Tawulte is a fun, playful left-hander over a sandy bottom, which in the right conditions can break for 300 to 400 metres. When Tupira is breaking, Tawulte will be half the size.


Rurunat is a short, punchy left-hander over a shallow reef. It breaks best on a big swell and high tide, with fun barrels on take-off and a tricky mid-section (often compared to Race Tracks in Uluwatu, Indonesia).

Non-Surf Activities

Besides surfing, there are plenty of activities to keep you entertained at Tupira Surf Club. Fishing for Yellowfin Tuna is a popular pastime and boat trips are available for an extra charge. For nature lovers, there’s bushwalking, bird watching, or you can meet the locals at the nearby village.

For something unique, you can try prawn fishing under the stars, or just simply relax and unwind in one of the communal areas. Each activity at Tupira Surf Club is thoughtfully curated to showcase the natural and cultural treasures of the area, promising a stay filled with unforgettable moments beyond surfing.



for Tupira Surf Club

We had a lovely trip and met a great bunch of blokes. We were lucky with swell and winds and surfed to our hearts contents. Thanks for organizing it for us Nathan! 

Daryl J
Date of Stay: 16-24 Nov 2019
Surf Stoke5
Quality of Food5

I loved my week in Tupira. What an adventure. Staff were fantastic food amazing, a fun week of surfing 3 different beach’s, live volcanoes, beautiful palm fringe beaches. Surf out the front was great reef... Read More >

Lisa M
Date of Stay: 16-23 Mar 2019
Surf Stoke5
Quality of Food5

Tupira was for me a trip that had a little bit of everything . I got to surf everyday at least twice , most days three or four times . The set up for Tupira... Read More >

Matt M
Date of Stay: 23 Feb-03 Mar 2019
Surf Stoke4
Quality of Food3

Tupira is a magic spot! we scored really great waves everyday at Tupira and scored a few cracking surfs at Suaru. It is such a magic location and so nice to see how pristine it... Read More >

Bill L
Date of Stay: 23 Feb-02 Mar 2019
Surf Stoke4
Quality of Food4

Better than what i ever imagined. From the booking arrangements, detailed, instructions, that you need to follow, right up to your arrival was so easy. Then to be greeted by such wonderful staff. The accommodation,... Read More >

Ronald A
Date of Stay: 19-27 Jan 2019
Surf Stoke4
Quality of Food4


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